Andrew W. Mellon Collections Assistant University of California, Los Angeles
Requisition Number: 31096 Salary: 17.10-33.90
Position Description: The Fowler Museum at UCLA seeks an Andrew W. Mellon Collections Assistant to participate in a collaborative interdisciplinary research projected devoted to the Museum's African art collections, considered one of the five largest such collections in the United States. This project, supported by a major grant from the Andrew J. Mellon Foundation, will focus on African objects from the Sir Henry Wellcome Collection that were donated to the Fowler between 1965-67. The Fowler Museum at UCLA is pleased to offer an 80% time 28-month position. 50% time will be dedicated to the Mellon project (Collaborative Interdisciplinary Research on African Collections at the Fowler Museum) the additional 30% will be dedicated to assisting the Conservation Department. Under the direction of the Director of Registration and Collections Management and the Head of Conservation, the Mellon Collections Management Assistant will inventory all of the African objects in the Wellcome collection. In the process of performing the inventory they will update the digital and physical files, maintain the database records, process and upload photographic documentation according to Fowler Museum standards, and manage the importation of appropriate digital assets into the database. The Mellon Collections Management Assistant will be the key art handler assisting in the movement of objects and textiles within the Museum between storage areas, galleries, museum departments and off-site for analysis if required. The Mellon Collections Management Assistant will utilize the database to perform searches, input information, and research and maintain object location information. The Assistant will participate in the fabrication object specific storage mounts and pack objects for transportation. The incumbent will attend monthly 'workshops' (or roundtables) where the data and information is shared and reviewed with the participating Fowler Staff. As part of the Conservation Department, the incumbent will also examine, document and perform minor treatments on objects and textiles that are slated for exhibitions and outgoing loans, maintaining database records for various projects in the Department. The Assistant will carry out routine monitoring of museum environment and pest mitigation.
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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
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